MS15-012: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3032328)

high Nessus Plugin ID 81265


The remote host is affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities.


The remote Windows host has a version of Microsoft Office, Office Compatibility Pack, Microsoft Word Viewer, Microsoft Excel Viewer, SharePoint Server, or Microsoft Office Web Apps that is affected by one or more remote code execution vulnerabilities due to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel improperly handling objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities by convincing a user to open a specially crafted Office file, resulting in execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office 2007, 2010, 2013, Office Compatibility Pack, Microsoft Word Viewer, Microsoft Excel Viewer, SharePoint Server, and Office Web Apps.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81265

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-012.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2/10/2015

Updated: 2/16/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:word_viewer, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel_viewer, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack, cpe:/a:microsoft:sharepoint_server

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/10/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/10/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0063, CVE-2015-0064, CVE-2015-0065

BID: 72460, 72463, 72465

IAVA: 2015-A-0037-S

MSFT: MS15-012

MSKB: 2920753, 2920788, 2920791, 2920810, 2956058, 2956066, 2956070, 2956073, 2956081, 2956092, 2956097, 2956098, 2956099